Artificial Pancreas

donna13
By donna13 Latest Reply 2010-02-06 13:58:10 -0600
Started 2010-02-05 22:25:45 -0600

I found this on a site called Diabetes Daily. Is this the beginning of the end of diabetes?

LONDON, Feb. 5, 2010 – In a landmark study in children and teenagers with type 1 diabetes, JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that using a first-generation artificial pancreas system overnight can lower the risk of low blood sugar emergencies while sleeping, and at the same time improve diabetes control.

There was much more about it in the article.


6 replies

Elrond
Elrond 2010-02-06 04:02:01 -0600 Report

Does anyone have a link for this article?

donna13
donna13 2010-02-06 09:03:11 -0600 Report

I couldn't find a link to it. I read it on Diabetes Daily. The only link in the article was for www.TheLancet.com. When I clicked on that I couldn't find any reference to this article. Mays has posted a new topic on this subject with a number of links.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-02-05 23:59:19 -0600 Report

It was a good article
It looks like they are making progress with it we can all hope
Best wishes
Harlen

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-05 22:52:26 -0600 Report

The first units I watched a documentary on years ago had to constantly be monitored by a computer to keep track of all the body's functions and this led to the improvements on the designs and features on insulin pumps, I would love to see what and how far things have come now.
Thanks for the info \ post !

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-05 22:45:30 -0600 Report

Sounds great but once you factor in the usual nonsense, cost per unit, manufacturing cost, insurance companies red tape etc. the whole entire purpose (saving lives) has been defeated.

It would be great, so many lives saved and made easier !